Best Ways To Get Out And About In KL

Travelling around Kuala Lumpur city has become easy in recent years. The public transport in Kuala Lumpur has become so well connected with each other making it easier for travellers to choose to travel either by train, taxi or bus. Here are some suggestions to make it easy for you to get out and about in Kuala Lumpur.



Light Rail Transit (LRT)

The Light Rail Transit (LRT) is one of the most commonly used public rail transport. The LRT is divided into two lines; Ampang/Sri Petaling and Kelana Jaya. This is the best means of transport if you are thinking of visiting places that aren’t within walking distance of Kuala Lumpur city centre.
Helpline: 03-7885 2585

Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is divided into two lines; the first is the Sungai Buloh-Kajang line that is 51km-long with 31 stations along its route. All the stations start operating at 6.00 am daily. Closing times varies based on respective stations. A single journey is priced at RM1.20 and upwards
Helpline: 1800-82-6868


KTM Komuter

The oldest rail system in Malaysia, the KTM is catered more for the locals rather than tourists. It acts as a cheaper travel alternative to longer destinations. The lines are divided into two; Rawang - Pelabuhan Klang and Batu Caves - Seremban.
Helpline: 03-2267 1200

KL Monorail

The KL Monorail is a simple yet well-connected train system which runs between Kuala Lumpur’s transport hub KL Sentral and Titiwangsa in the heart of KL. It acts as a bridge between Kuala Lumpur city centre and the inner areas of Kuala Lumpur. The KL Monorail starts operations at 6.00 am and ceases at 12.00 am
Helpline: 03-2267 9888


RapidKL Bus

The RapidKL Bus is commonly seen at most train stations and usually acts as a transit-based mode of transportation for passengers to directly get to their preferred destinations. Each trip on the bus can cost up to RM5.00 per trip which can be paid by using exact change or through tapping your Touch n’ Go card upon entry and exit.
Helpline: 03-7885 2585


Go KL City Bus

Easily recognised due to its lilac-coloured exterior, the Go KL City Bus is a city bus service in Kuala Lumpur that takes you to the most famous districts of the city, train stations, shopping malls and landmarks-free of charge. The bus operates on four main routes, the Green, Purple, Blue and Red Line, which run every day at five-minute intervals during peak hours and 15-minute intervals during off-peak hours.
Helpline: 03-2603 6600

KL Hop-On Hop-Off

With double-decker and sky-roofed busses carrying sight-seeing tourists, the KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus provides a quick and easy city tour with 23 stops covering more than 40 attractions in Kuala Lumpur areas. The KL Hop On-Hop Off City Tour runs daily from 9 am to 8 pm at 30-minute intervals. The tour follows the "hop-on, hop-off" concept, which allows ticket holders to hop on and off the bus whenever and wherever they want at all 23 stops.
Helpline: 1800-88-5546


TRAVELLING FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE

The express train or better known as ERL travels between international airports (KLIA and KLIA2) to KL Sentral. This is one of the fastest forms of transport to travel to and from the airport (approximately 25-35 minutes). However, the tickets could be more on the pricier side (RM55/person; on-way). Tickets can be purchased online or at the main station in KL Sentral. The train service provides high-speed WiFi onboard.

Bus

Buses are just about the cheapest mode of transportation to get from the airport to the city and vice versa. They are relatively safe and fairly comfortable. The fair is also quite affordable (RM12-RM15 per pax; depending on your pick up station). The standard travel time is 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.


Taxi

Most locals do not use taxis due to their high fares and unstandardized use of meters and tracking. However, if passengers do not have an alternative, it is best to ask the driver in advance if they can use the given meter to get to a particular destination .
Fare: RM 3 for the first 1km, RM0.20 for subsequent 150 meters
Duration: 1-2 hours (depending on traffic and destination)


E-hailing service

E-hailing has become one of the most popular modes of transport modes in Malaysia by locals and foreigners alike due to its high reliability and access due to its user-friendly mobile app. One of the best reasons to use E-hailing service are transparent and fixed fares made clear even before a booking is made. Passengers are also covered with accident insurance the moment they enter a car provided through the E-hailing service provider.
Fare:RM65 (including toll fares)
Duration: 1-2 hours (depending on traffic and destination)